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Job: Curator, Kunsthalle Wien

Posted by Sofia Landström • Sunday, August 11. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Curator, Kunshalle Wien
Deadline: September 15, 2013

Kunsthalle Wien is one of Austria's most prominent institutions for international contemporary art and discourse. Its two exhibition venues are located within Museumsquartier and in Vienna's city centre at Karlsplatz. The institution's internationally recognized exhibition programme of group and solo exhibitions feature some of the leading contemporary artists, and there is an equal dedication to ensure that these exhibitions are accompanied by a broad and challenging discursive programme that endeavours to open a dialogue not only with the arts, but with a variety of disciplines such as theatre, economics, sociology, philosophy, etc. Through its close cooperation and collaboration with artists, researchers, and other cultural actors, Kunsthalle Wien strives not only to be an active participant in the international discourse on contemporary art and related fields, but also to highlight current issues that are of concern to not only the arts, but also to society at large.

We are looking for a curator with expertise and wide-reaching creativity. You must have a higher education in the art field or a similar disciplinary background, a minimum of three years' experience within the field of contemporary art and a broad international network. The curator must have an understanding of both financial administration as well as experience in relation to public and private support sectors. We are looking for a person with a dedication to teamwork, collaboration, cooperation, and communication.

We expect basic knowledge of German. The position has a set term of at least two years.

The application deadline is September 15th, 2013.

Send your CV and cover letter to bewerbung -at-

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Job: Curatorial Assistant, The Studio Museum in Harlem

Posted by Sofia Landström • Wednesday, July 17. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Curatorial Assistant
Deadline: Accepts proposals until a suitable hire is found

The Curatorial Assistant is primarily responsible for the maintenance and establishment of records and files which are necessary for the operation of the curatorial department. The Curatorial Assistant works in the areas of research, planning and organization of temporary exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem. The curatorial assistant is supervised by the Assistant Curators.

Responsibilities – Curatorial Assistant

Assist curatorial staff in activities related to exhibitions.
Prepare correspondence related to incoming exhibition proposals, artist submissions and art acquisitions.
Compile and maintain exhibition archives, object files and artist files.
Assist in preparation of exhibition texts, projects descriptions, proposals, labels and checklists.
Research artists, works of art, exhibition history and provenance.
Schedule, maintain and organize visuals of exhibition installations and works of art.
Assist with preparation and preliminary selection for the Artist-in­-Residence program applicants.
Assist with the supervision of interns, instructing them on departmental procedures, activities, and devise individual projects for them.
Assist staff/department with daily administrative functions, including but not limited to, handling mail, writing correspondence, maintenance of databases, bibliographic and library documents, preparing purchase orders, preparing spreadsheets, retrieving and filing materials and organization and labeling of exhibition red books.
Interdepartmental activities (Registrar, Communications, Education/Public Programs, et al.) as they pertain to the curatorial department.
Assist curators in preparation of grant proposal narratives and budgets, and report on past exhibitions.
Other Duties as assigned.


Bachelor degree in Art History, with emphasis on Contemporary Art and/or African-American history and culture.
Minimum one year work experience (preferably in museum, art or scholarly fields, or equivalent).
Excellent written (both academic and editorial) and verbal communication skills a must
Excellent organizational and analytical skills; experience with administrative and clerical duties.
Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Photoshop; Outlook and Excel. Digital imaging experience a plus.
Strong Interpersonal Skills, ability to work well with others;
Bi- or Multi- lingual a plus.
Knowledge of and interest in the visual arts and familiarity with New York art and culture communities.

Please send resume and cover letter to: [email protected] No phone calls or faxes, please.

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Job: Cultural Programme Curator, The University for the Creative Arts

Posted by Sofia Landström • Wednesday, July 17. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Cultural Programme Curator
Deadline: 1 August, 2013

The University for the Creative Arts has campuses at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester and is home to 7,000 students from over 70 countries studying on courses in fashion, graphics, design, media, fine art and architecture.

We are seeking to appoint a Cultural Programme Curator to take forward the exhibition, events and public programmes of the campuses. The University has established gallery spaces (James Hockey Gallery, Farnham and Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury) and extensive external and internal curatorial spaces.

The post of Cultural Programme Curator provide an exceptional opportunity for you to lead on the curating of work connected with and arising from the world class outputs of contemporary practitioners, staff and students of the University. We are looking for individuals that will generate original concepts for programming and will work with community, professional and internal colleagues to a unique approach for each campus. You will have an appropriate postgraduate qualification and curatorial experience in a professional gallery/public art setting as well as a portfolio of curatorial outputs (publications, catalogues, on-line platforms etc). You will need to familiarise yourself with portfolios of the University and the galleries at Farnham and Canterbury. Interviews for both posts will take place at the Epsom campus.

For information about the posts and to make an appointment to visit the campus please contact Cheryl Kirk on 01372-202488 or e-mail [email protected]

Application forms, Vacancy Summary and further information relating to the University for the Creative Arts are available for download or alternatively contact the Human Resources Department via email [email protected] or on 01252 892681 (24 hours -quoting the relevant reference). Please note any CVs submitted without a completed application form will not be considered for shortlisting. Interviews will be held in early September 2013.

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Job: Curator, Wichita Art Museum

Posted by Sofia Landström • Friday, July 12. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Curator, Wichita Art Museum, Kansas
Deadline: Accepts proposals until a suitable hire is found


The Wichita Art Museum—in the largest metropolitan area in Kansas and with a premier American art collection -- seeks a dynamic, imaginative Curator with a deep commitment to American art scholarship and public engagement.

The museum stands at an exciting moment in its history, with new leadership and key senior staff. With a strong regional presence, the museum has a significant American art collection with 8,000 works across media and history. Its Roland P. Murdock collection is particularly strong in early American modernism holdings with prized examples by Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, Marsden Hartley, and others. The museum also holds a significant Steuben glass collection with an associated endowment.

The new Curator will contribute to creative programming of the collection, organization of exceptional exhibitions with related publications, and imaginative strategies for meaningful engagement of visitors. A reinstallation of the collection—aligned with new scholarship on American art and reflective of new findings in visitor studies -- will be among the Curator’s initial projects. The Curator will also be involved in a major project to newly envision the museum’s Art Campus and design and create an innovative outdoor garden environment that weds art and landscape.

The position reports to the director and is a critical member of the collaborative senior leadership team. The Curator envisions and organizes exhibitions, provides direction for development of the American art collection, conceives and plans innovative public programs, and imagines and develops writing for gallery, online, and publication. With the director, the Curator develops the museum’s exhibition calendar and interpretive strategies. The Curator works alongside registrarial and preparation staff who also report to the director. The work of the Curator advances all museum activities to heighten interest in the museum locally, regionally, and nationally and to inspire attendance and thoughtful encounters with compelling works of art.

Responsibilities include:

• Conceives, plans, and executes exhibitions and other projects based on original research and examining interdisciplinary humanities topics and historical themes

• Develops strategies for collection development; researches and proposes new art acquisitions

• Oversees and conducts research on the collection to share with scholarly and general audiences

• Collaborates with registrarial staff to identify conservation needs and priorities; may recommend deaccession and conduct relevant research

• Collaborates with key departments to ensure curatorial alignment with strategic museum goals

• Collaborates with education staff to develop and monitor innovative interpretation strategy aligned with best practices for visitor engagement

• Writes and edits animated, scholarly texts that appeal to a broad range of museum visitors

• Plans, develops, and implements approved budgets for curatorial projects

• Coordinates with registrarial and preparation staff to conceive, design, and implement exceptional exhibition installations

• Presents informal talks and formal lectures; collaborates with museum staff to develop social media communication

• Collaborates with development staff on fundraising and grant writing; actively cultivates relationships with museum patrons and potential donors, collectors, and foundation staff

• Actively participates in visitor evaluation to ensure community engagement and relevance

• Networks with relevant artists, art collectors, and arts and cultural colleagues in the metro area and region


The Wichita Art Museum Curator will work collaboratively with the director and other leading staff members to develop and execute the museum’s exhibitions, publications, and public engagement. A creative sense of exploration and commitment to team work are key to the museum’s work environment, and the Curator must be comfortable in an interactive, energetic workplace.

• Master’s degree in art history or related humanities discipline is required. Ph.D. is preferred,

• A minimum of four-years related work experience in a museum or academia is required,

• Demonstrated background in American art is preferred. Demonstrated background in glass art and/or decorative arts is preferred,

• Demonstrated scholarly publications with evidence of original research,

• Knowledge of art museum practices and protocols,

• Ability to plan, organize, and implement complex plans to meet targeted goals,

• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships,

• Strong ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing, with museum colleagues, patrons, artists, and the general public.

The Wichita Art Museum opened in 1935 and is home to the Roland P. Murdock Collection, one of the premier collections of American art. With a nationally distinguished collection, Edward Larrabee Barnes facility, $3 million annual budget, staff of 21 fulltime, 12 part-time and a corps of 100+ volunteers, the museum is a public/private partnership, owned by the City of Wichita and managed by Wichita Art Museum, Inc. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Wichita Art Museum’s mission is to be a viable and energetic home for creative dialogue and community interaction with superb American art.

Salary commensurate with experience. To submit an application, go online to, click on Employment (a briefcase icon), and then click on “Search for Jobs” tab. Supplemental materials may be attached to the application by Word document or PDF. The City of Wichita is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers Veteran’s preference to qualified applicants.

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Job: Chief Curator, The Hepworth Wakefield

Posted by Sofia Landström • Saturday, June 15. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Chief Curator
Deadline: 8 July, 2013

The Hepworth Wakefield is a major public art gallery that opened in May 2011 to public and critical acclaim. It exhibits Wakefield’s art collection, the Hepworth Family Gift and the work of major contemporary and 20th century artists. Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, our ten superb gallery spaces and grounds make this one of the UK’s largest and most visited galleries outside London, attracting 850,000 visitors in two years.

As The Hepworth expands on site to occupy a newly created 600 square metre gallery in a 19th century warehouse, and The Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle initiative develops in the region, we are seeking to appoint a highly experienced and well-connected person for the newly created role of Chief Curator. They will work closely with the Director, alongside the Collection and Exhibitions team, to research and develop our contemporary exhibitions programme, both on and off-site.

• A good first degree and a further post-graduate qualification in Art History, Curatorial Studies or Fine Art, or extensive equivalent experience
• An extensive knowledge of contemporary art, of artists and art world networks
• Developing and organising conferences and seminars, contributing to internally convened and external (national and international) learning activity and agendas

Skills / Attributes
•Proven senior-level organisational skills and an ability to work collaboratively
• An ability to work strategically both as part of a team and independently, leading multiple projects and remaining calm under pressure
• Excellent verbal communication skills and a skillful, sensitive and politically astute negotiator, able to cultivate and develop strategic partnerships
• Impeccable writing skills and proven experience of high-quality critical writing on contemporary art and an ability to write text for an approproiate range of audiences and contexts
• Highly diplomatic, with an ability to achieve satisfactory outcomes when resolving sensitive problems and challenges
• Confident public speaker able to represent the gallery and its programmes credibly in the most senior international professional contexts
• Ability to devise accurate financial projections and manage budgets
• Preparedness to travel and work in evenings and at weekends as required
• Highly numerate and literate, possessing strong IT skills

• An established well - regarded reputation for curating contemporary art, with in an informed international perspective
• Extensive experience of working with living artists and their representatives
• Senior curatorial experience gained with in a major gallery or as an independent curator
• A track record of curating shows that received critical acclaim and have popular appeal
• A proven commitment to developing diverse and new audiences for art through programming
• Proven fundraising experience, from corporates and high net worth donors, to help realise ambitious curatorial projects
• Experience of successfully managing and developing complex projects and budgets within an organisational context
• An acknowledged and respected contributor to conferences, lectures and panels
• A strong publishing track record

If you would like to arrange a telephone conversation to discuss the role in confidence with the Director, Simon Wallis, then please contact Laura Whiteman on 01924 247360 to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.

Salary £40,000 or more for an exceptional candidate
Full-time, permanent post
UK-based, with extensive travel opportunities
25+ days annual leave
Contributory pension and other benefits available

Applications for this post should be made by electronically forwarding your CV and Equal Opportunities form supported by a brief covering letter, to Laura Whiteman on [email protected] or by post to the following address:
Laura Whiteman
The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk
West Yorkshire

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 8 July 2013. We are unable to accept late applications.
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Job: Curatorial Assistant, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Tuesday, June 11. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Concordia University
This posting represents is a full-time, contract position.
Reporting to the Gallery Director, the incumbent manages the production of curatorial projects and provides research assistance to the Gallery’s
curatorial, publication, and programming activities according to priorities established by the Director.
• Liaise with artists and curators, art institutions, suppliers and various university services in the planning of each curatorial project.
• Prepare loan agreements and standardized artist, curator and writer’s contracts; coordinate and organize transportation and insurance of loaned
works; prepare conditions reports for incoming and outgoing works of art.
• Write the press release for each exhibition and supervise its translation; prepare and produce all titles, labels and text panels, and conceive their
graphic framework for each exhibition.
• Oversee the effective functioning of the presented works throughout each exhibition; coordinate photographic and video documentation for each
exhibition and event. Maintain a digital video and image library for research, publication and promotional uses; prepare final exhibition reports and
administer all exhibition files; supervise work study students working as attendants at the reception desk.
• Organize and oversee the gallery’s openings and assists in organizing special events and book launches.
• Carry out research activities in relation to the Gallery’s future exhibitions and publication projects including bibliographic, archival and data base
research in both traditional and digital formats; compile bibliographies, chronologies and data reports; research programming grants opportunities,
provide and prepare material for grant applications, assist in writing grant proposals.
• Liaise with graphic designers, printers and authors for the gallery’s publication program; research and obtain reproduction rights; copy edit and
proofread texts and may be called to oversee such activities.
• Assist in preparing exhibition proposals and in vetting incoming proposals; prepare final reports for granting agencies; prepare exhibition touring
packages; manage the gallery’s touring exhibitions.
• Perform other duties as required by the Director.
 Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Curatorial Studies, or related area and one to two years experience in curatorial management.
 Knowledge and a keen interest in contemporary art.
 Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word (to create documents and reports) and basic knowledge of Excel (to create and update spreadsheets).
 Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and basic graphic design and layout skills.
 Very good spoken and written English (level 5); very good spoken French (level 5) and good written French (level 5) to communicate effectively
with members of the internal and external communities in both official languages.
 Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
 Initiative and resourcefulness essential; ability to work on an irregular schedule, to work under stress and to meet tight deadlines.
Please send your curriculum vitae with a covering letter by July 5th, 2013, to the attention of (no applications will be accepted via email):
Michèle Thériault
Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West – LB 165
Montréal (Québec)
H3G 1M8
IMPORTANT: Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be
Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities,
ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities.
Université Concordia
Poste contractuel à temps plein.
Sous l’autorité de la directrice de la Galerie, gérer la réalisation de projets d’exposition et assurer un soutien à la recherche pour les expositions, les
publications et la programmation de la Galerie en fonction des priorités fixées par la directrice.
• Assurer la liaison avec les artistes, les commissaires les établissements artistiques, les fournisseurs et les divers services universitaires pour la
planification de chaque projet d’exposition.
• Préparer les conventions de prêt et les contrats d’adhésion des artistes, des commissaires et des auteurs; coordonner et organiser le transport et
l’assurance des oeuvres prêtées; préparer les rapports sur l’état des oeuvres qui entrent ou sortent de la Galerie.
• Rédiger les communiqués de presse pour chaque exposition et superviser leur traduction; préparer et produire tous les titres, vignettes et panneaux
explicatifs, et concevoir leur graphisme.
• Veiller au bon déroulement de chaque exposition relativement aux oeuvres présentées; coordonner la documentation photographique et vidéo pour
chaque exposition et événement. Tenir à jour une bibliothèque numérique de vidéos et d’images à des fins de recherche, de publication et de
promotion; préparer les rapports d’exposition finaux et gérer tous les dossiers d’exposition; superviser les stagiaires étudiants travaillant comme
préposés à l’accueil.
• Organiser et superviser les inaugurations à la Galerie; aider à la planification des événements spéciaux et des lancements de livres.
• Mener des recherches pour les futures expositions et publications de la Galerie, y compris dans des bibliographies, des archives et des bases de
données papier et numériques; compiler des bibliographies, des chronologies et des rapports de données; rechercher les possibilités de subvention
de programmation; fournir et préparer les documents pour les demandes de subvention; aider à la rédaction des demandes de subvention.
• Assurer la liaison avec les graphistes, les imprimeurs et les auteurs pour le programme de publication de la Galerie; rechercher et obtenir les droits
de reproduction; réviser et relire les textes, ou superviser ces tâches.
• Aider à préparer les propositions d’exposition et à examiner les demandes à cet effet; préparer les rapports finaux à l’intention des organismes
subventionnaires; préparer l’organisation des expositions itinérantes; gérer les expositions itinérantes de la Galerie.
• S’acquitter des autres tâches assignées par la directrice.
 Baccalauréat en histoire de l’art, en études muséales ou dans un domaine connexe; une ou deux années d’expérience en gestion curatoriale.
 Connaissance de l’art contemporain et intérêt marqué pour ce domaine.
 Connaissance avancée de Microsoft Word (créer des documents et des rapports) et connaissance de base d’Excel (créer et mettre à jour des feuilles
de calcul).
 Connaissance de Photoshop et d’Illustrator; compétences de base en graphisme et en mise en page.
 Très bonne connaissance de l’anglais parlé et écrit (niveau 5); très bonne connaissance du français parlé (niveau 5) et bonne connaissance du
français écrit (niveau 5) pour communiquer efficacement avec les membres des communautés internes et externes dans les deux langues officielles.
 Excellent sens de l’organisation et des relations interpersonnelles.
 Sens de l’initiative et ingéniosité essentiels; aptitude à travailler selon un horaire irrégulier et sous pression, et à respecter des délais serrés.
Veuillez envoyer votre curriculum vitæ ainsi qu’une lettre d’accompagnement par la poste AU PLUS TARD LE 5 JUILLET 2013 à
l’attention de (aucune candidature ne sera accepté par voie électronique) :
Michèle Thériault
Galerie Leonard-et-Bina Ellen
Université Concordia
1455 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest –LB 165
Montréal (Québec) H3G 1M8
IMPORTANT : Seuls les candidats retenus pour une entrevue seront contactés.
Si votre candidature est retenue, vos habiletés langagières et informatiques seront évaluées.
L’Université Concordia souscrit au principe de l’équité en matière d’emploi et encourage les candidatures provenant des femmes, des
autochtones, des minorités visibles, des minorités ethniques et des personnes handicapées.
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Job: Head of Exhibitions and Publications, Gallery 44, Toronto

Posted by Mikhel Proulx • Wednesday, June 5. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Head of Exhibitions and Publications
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography

Deadline: Monday June 24th at 5pm

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of photography, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices. Gallery 44 offers exhibition and publication opportunities to national and international artists, award-winning education programs, and affordable production facilities for artists. Through its programs, Gallery 44 is engaged in changing conceptions of the photographic image and its modes of production.

Major Responsibilities Include:

Programs: In consultation with the Exhibition Programming Committee and the Director, the Head of Exhibitions and Publications develops and implements all exhibition related programming including, but not limited to, artists’ talks, panel discussions, publications, tours. The Head of Exhibitions and Publications periodically curates and/or writes about exhibitions with the support of the Exhibition Programming Committee.

Promotion: The Head of Exhibitions and Publications assists in the promotion of the exhibition program, implementing marketing plans, producing press materials, overseeing the production of promotional materials and updating the website.

Administration: The Head of Exhibitions and Publications coordinates calls, submissions, and submission reviews, assists with grant-writing by preparing information specific to exhibition programs, liaises with artists, prepares contracts and the exhibitions and publications budget, coordinates shipping and oversees exhibition installation. The Head of Exhibitions and Publications trains interns to assist in administrative tasks.

General Office: Assists in day-to-day office duties such as answering telephone and walk-in inquiries, talking to student groups, reviewing budgets associated with exhibition programming, assisting with mailings, attending staff meetings, and other general office tasks as needed.


Strong knowledge of contemporary photography (preferably an MA, MFA or equivalent in art history, visual culture, curatorial studies)
Strong research skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
Strong administrative skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent writing, editing and oral presentation skills
Ability to work collectively and independently
Experience with Mac computer systems including office productivity suites, database software (SUMAC and FileMaker Pro an asset) and Adobe Creative Suite.


Second language, preferably French
Publishing experience
Program development, public relations and communications experience and interest an asset
Experience in a non-profit art gallery or equivalent
* Artistic or curatorial practice

Salary: Commensurate with experience. This position is a one-year contract, with an option to renew, and carries an expected start date late August or early September 2013. The job entails working 36 hours per week with some evening and weekends.

Applications: Please submit a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and your relevant background, a resume, samples of writing and any other support material you feel is pertinent by Monday June 24th at 5pm via email [email protected] No phone calls please.

Gallery 44 is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
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Job: The Marie and Hugh Halff Curator of American Art and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chief Curator

Posted by Mikhel Proulx • Wednesday, June 5. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The Marie and Hugh Halff Curator of American Art and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chief Curator

The San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) seeks an experienced curatorial leader for its newly created position of Curator of American Art and Chief Curator.

The Curator will be responsible for the San Antonio Museum of Art’s collection of American art, including but not limited to, collection research, acquisitions, interpretation, installation and exhibitions.As Mellon Chief Curator, the Curator will serve as a member of the museum’s senior management team (Director, Chief Curator, Director of Development, Director of Marketing and Communications, Director of Education, Chief Financial Officer) to execute, update and monitor the museum’s strategic plan.

Essential responsibilities:

Supervise curatorial staff, manage curatorial budget, and work with other departments to advance the museum’s strategic goals
Conduct ongoing research and propose/organize exhibitions of American art for national and/or international tour that advance the museum’s mission, vision, and strategic direction. Collaborate with other curators to identify and manage exhibitions from other departments and institutions
Develop and manage Visiting Committee of American Art and provide programs and stewardship for museum support groups and selected major donors
Work with the Director and senior staff to cultivate trustees, collectors, donors, and artists for gifts to the collection, acquisition funds, program support, and capital support. Participate in fundraising events, organize travel opportunities for selected donors and trustees
Oversee the museum’s scholarly publications and increase scholarly production of curatorial staff
Regularly network with peers nationally and internationally to develop collection exchanges, co-organize exhibitions, and tour SAMA-originated projects
Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and requirements of the position

Formal Education and Job Requirements:

Minimum M.A in art history or other related area; Ph.D. preferred
Ten years or more of professional curatorial experience
Established record in organizing major traveling art exhibitions
Excellent administrative, written and verbal communication skills
Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others

The position involves a significant amount of contact with museum staff, board, volunteers, and the public that may be of a sensitive or confidential nature. Discretion and sound judgment is required. Staff must be able to relate well to individuals with a variety of backgrounds and positively represent the museum. The position is a full-time salaried position and eligible for the museum’s benefit package. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Applications should include the following: a cover letter that includes the applicant’s interest in the position; a statement, not to exceed two pages, about the applicant’s research and interest in curating SAMA’s collection; examples of writing and publications; curriculum vitae; and names of three references.

Applications should be submitted to:

Elda Martinez
Human Resources Manager
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78215

or via email:
[email protected]
San Antonio Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job: Exhibition and Events Coordinator, Mana Contemporary

Posted by Sofia Landström • Tuesday, May 28. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Exhibition and Events Coordinator, Mana Contemporary (Jersey City NJ)
Deadline: Accepts proposals until a suitable hire is found

Mana Contemporary is a ground-breaking venture bringing together influential artists, collectors, galleries, dealers and institutions into one core with the purpose of advancing the relationships and creating a single community. We are a comprehensive art storage and handling company. We work on any project, as small as wrapping a piece and as large as moving an entire museum. By creating Mana Contemporary, we are seeking a departure from the standards of our industry to create a facility and team that surpasses the norm in every way.

Mana Exhibitions Responsibilities
• Responsible for coordinating exhibitions at Mana Contemporary and off-site, including installation, signage and labeling, and maintaining the professional appearance throughout duration of art shows.
• Liaison between the artists/galleries/curators and Mana Contemporary to organize artwork loan forms, insurance coverage and media waiver for use of images in Mana Contemporary promotional materials.
• Work with other members of the Staff to coordinate educational activities that relate to the exhibition
• Assemble professional documentation of each exhibition - Ensure slides, digital images, video documentation, catalogues, etc. are added to database and properly archived

Mana Events Responsibilities
• Pre event and onsite communication with all delegates Serve as liaison with all vendors and performers.
• Coordinate appointments and site visits, and scheduling of events on the calendar
• Prepare nametags, materials, notebooks, packages, gift bags, registration lists, seating cards, etc.
• Create layouts and run of show for each event.
• Arrange food and beverage, order supplies and handle tech needs, make travel arrangements, order event signs, and ensure appropriate décor (florals, linens, color schemes, etc.)
• Assist with managing in-house productions
• Prepare and modify event contracts as requested
Required Credentials and Experience
• Minimum one-year experience developing and coordinating professional-level exhibition displays and/or Community events execution.
• Passion for and knowledge of the arts
• Knowledge of and connections within local galleries and artists
• Previous event planning experience required
• Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone and email

Desired Qualifications
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal, leadership and relationship-building ability
• Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
• Proven record to prioritize, manage shifting priorities and perform a wide variety of tasks

Please e-mail salary history and resume to [email protected]
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Job: Art Gallery Manager, Axel Vervoordt

Posted by Sofia Landström • Monday, April 29. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Art Gallery Manager, Axel Vervoordt
Deadline: June 25, 2013

Axel Vervoordt is an international renowned company, organized around 5 major core activities : the Art and Antiques department, the Axel Vervoordt Gallery for modern and contemporary Art, The interior Design Office, the Axel Vervoordt Home Collection , and the Axel Vervoordt Real Estate department.
The company is located in Belgium (‘s Gravenwezel, Wijnegem and Antwerp) with a branch office in Connecticut (USA). Currently there are some 90 people employed across the various teams.

The Axel Vervoordt Gallery is establishing a new Gallery in Hong Kong and is looking for a full time Gallery Manager for this new space.

He or she is a skillful organizer and salesperson with an art historical background as well a familiarity and comprehension of our company’s mission and philosophy.

Job description
Planning ,organizing , presenting and marketing Exhibitions and Shows
Sales and follow up of administration, contact with clients, prospects, press, etc.
Maintaining and expanding client portfolio
Monitoring of day to day function of the Gallery (reception of clients, daily attendance,)
Responsible for website updates, blogspot, Facebook, mailings and in-gallery information about the exhibitions
Organization of photography for the Gallery and works
Examination of works, documenting and issuing certificates on works in the collection of Axel Vervoordt Gallery

Art historical education and background (or similar by experience) and sales experience
Very fluent in English, Mandarin and/or Cantonese. Other languages are an asset
Proficient in Microsoft office applications and experienced in social media . Knowledge of Photshop, InDesignetc.. isa plus
Skilled communicator
Responsible, independent, discrete and professional attitude.
Well organized, self –motivated and able to handle multiple projects and exhibitions under tight deadlines
Flexible and dynamic personality

A versatile and independent position in a unique, professional and dynamic company.
Please submit your motivation and curriculum vitae to [email protected]
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Job: Director, The Salzburger Kunstverein

Posted by Sofia Landström • Thursday, April 25. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Director, Salzburger Kunstverein
Deadline: 15 May, 2013

The Salzburger Kunstverein is looking for a new director as of January 1, 2014

The Salzburger Kunstverein is a space in which to analyse art, art theory, and cultural policy in Salzburg. The Kunstverein offers the opportunity to meet artists and encounter current trends in contemporary visual art. Our program focuses on the lively discourse between artists in all areas and with the public. The Künstlerhaus building, owned by the Salzburger Kunstverein, houses three different exhibition areas and 21 ateliers for artists and art initiatives. The task of the Salzburger Kunstverein was to promote and sell contemporary fine art from the territories of the monarchy and neighbouring foreign countries. Like all art associations the Salzburger Kunstverein was therefore a forerunner model of the private galleries. Initially the pictures were distributed similar to prizes in a raffle in order to spare the middle class the need to decide which works of art to select.


• Design and execute exhibitions and events
• Publish catalogues and other publications
• Manage the Salzburger Kunstverein and the Künstlerhaus (including the artists and art initiatives’ studios)
• Fundraising


• Degree in art history or equivalent qualifications
• Curatorial experience
• Excellent knowledge of contemporary art
• Management experience
• Leadership skills and ability to work in a team
• Residence in Salzburg
• Excellent organization and communication skills

We offer a five year contract with the possibility for renewal

Your written application should include a CV, a list of published works, a photo, copies of certificates, references, and your vision of how you would design the program (maximum of about two A4 pages) and shall be sent by May 15, 2013, at the latest to:

Salzburger Kunstverein
Hellbrunner Straße 3
5020 Salzburg, Austria
e-mail: [email protected]

For more information see our website:

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Job: Gallery Director, Wexler Gallery

Posted by Sofia Landström • Thursday, April 18. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Gallery Director, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia
Deadline: The job accepts proposals until a suitable hire is found

Wexler Gallery is seeking a Gallery Director. Founded in 1999 and located in Philadelphia’s Old City gallery district, Wexler Gallery exhibits work that can coexist in the worlds of design, fine art, decorative art and craft.

The successful applicant will work directly with the Gallery Owner, selling art on both the primary and secondary markets. This primary function will involve: cultivating relationships with current and prospective clients; exhibiting strong sales efforts in the gallery, at art fairs and via online methods; sourcing secondary market work for consignment and purchase.

Working in tandem with the Gallery Owner, the Director will support and execute upon the Gallery’s vision.

The successful candidate will oversee gallery operations and strategies and will also:
Supervise gallery staff and interns;
Develop and maintain new and existing relationships with private, public and corporate clients;
Develop sales, business and marketing strategies for gallery and artists;
Establish and develop relationships with museums, galleries, curators and cultural organizations;
Plan exhibition schedule and related logistics;
Oversee the installation of exhibitions;
Plan and oversee all aspects of art fair participation;
Write and distribute all PR and other support materials;
Build and maintain relationships with press contacts at relevant publications;
Respond to press queries;
Represent the gallery at openings, public programs and events;
Travel for art fairs and out of town business.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years experience at an art gallery or auction house with a proven record in sales and extensive knowledge of the art market.
Excellent management, organizational, multi-tasking, communications and networking skills are required. Knowledge of ArtSystems and Photoshop preferred.

Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least 3 references to [email protected]
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Job: Curator of Contemporary Art, The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

Posted by Sofia Landström • Friday, April 12. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Curator of Contemporary Art, The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
Deadline: May 8, 2013

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art seeks to enhance perspectives, inspire community and ignite new ideas at the intersection of art and you. SECCA will be a dynamic center for exploring the best in contemporary art. We see SECCA as a vibrant home and preferred place for our community to engage with us, and one another, in a lifelong learning experience with the arts.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is currently accepting applications for CURATOR OF CONTEMPORARY ART. The Curator of Art is responsible for overseeing the Museum’s program of contemporary art, assuring a proper balance of programs and a high level of quality in the presentation and interpretation of the art. The Curator, with appropriate programs staff, develops 6-10 temporary exhibitions per year in accordance with approved budgets and interprets, implements and evaluates SECCA exhibitions program. These projects are among the most complex and expensive programs undertaken by the institution, requiring a high degree of coordination among the various departments. In addition, the Curator organizes temporary art projects and traveling exhibitions; negotiates loan agreements with museums, galleries, artists, and private collectors; writes text for exhibition catalogues, wall labels, or related educational materials; and collaborates with museum educators to develop appropriate educational programs.

This Curator participates in a variety of educational programs and initiatives, delivers lectures and gallery talks, teaches docents and teacher groups, and participates in seminars and other scholarly colloquia. Knowledge and abilities required are: sound general knowledge of the history of art, with expertise in contemporary art, craft and design and including new media and related art forms; clear and effective communication skills, both oral and written; proficiency with current information technologies; Independent judgment: the ability to analyze problems and to make well-considered choices; planning and organizational skills; strong interpersonal skills marked by honesty, tact, discretion, and enthusiasm; flexibility and openness to innovation; ability to work effectively under often-intense pressure; self-motivated, self-directed, and ability to work in a team setting. A Master of Arts degree in the history or art with a concentration in modern and contemporary art and at least 5 years experience in an art museum or other visual arts institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.

SECCA is an operating entity of the North Carolina Museum of Art, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. All applicants must complete & submit a State of North Carolina Employment Application to the Department of Cultural Resources (DCR), Human Resources Division (HR).

To submit an application for Curator of Contemporary Art, please link to Application deadline is May 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm EST.
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Job: Curator, Second Street Gallery

Posted by Sofia Landström • Tuesday, April 9. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Curator, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville VA
Deadline: Accepts proposals until a suitable hire is found.

Second Street Gallery (SSG) was central Virginia's first artist-run alternative arts space, and is today one of the longest established nonprofit organizations in the country focused solely on the art and ideas of our time. Since its founding in 1973, SSG has served the community with continuous exhibition programming, and is recognized as one of the leading nonprofit proponents of contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic region. SSG is one of only 64 organizations to be included in The Warhol Initiative, an invitational program designed to bolster the organizational capacity of small and mid-sized, artist-centered organizations across the country. Established by a group of artists affiliated with the University of Virginia and the local community, SSG is committed to providing Charlottesville and central Virginia with access to the best in contemporary art and artists, and to fostering an active and open appreciation of this art by engaging, promoting and educating around the ideas and issues underlying it.

The gallery is located inside the City Center for Contemporary Arts (CCCA) building in downtown Charlottesville. Completed in 2003, the CCCA also houses two other non-profit groups, Live Arts (a community theater) and Light House (a youth media organization). Since its incorporation, SSG has been governed by a volunteer Board of Directors (12-20 individuals) and managed by a professional staff. SSG presents 10-12 separate exhibitions each year. In addition, SSG presents a full calendar of related educational and outreach activities that complement its exhibition season. The gallery is supported by memberships, donations from the local community, sponsorships, and grants from foundations and the state.
SSG's mission is to enliven Virginia through access to the best in contemporary art and artists and to inspire new ways of thinking, seeing, and doing. To this end, SSG strategically promotes contemporary artists through the presentation of their work in a professional gallery setting, and encourages an appreciation of contemporary art and culture by educating the public through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, classes, tours, and publications.

The Position:
The Curator is primarily responsible for leading the artistic programming with a clear sense of SSG's history and mission to bring the best of contemporary art and artists to Central Virginia. The curator is also a passionate advocate for the contemporary arts in general, and the gallery in particular.

This is a part time position, 10 - 12 days per month. The Curator reports to the Gallery Director. Salary is negotiable based on experience, and the gallery has a flexible working environment.

Role and Responsibilities:
Plan & Schedule Season
- Scout artists: visit art fairs, make studio visits, coordinate Artists Review Panel
- Schedule season six months to one year in advance: create a cohesive presentation of artist’s work; calendar shows and artists visits; assist with supporting programs
- Write and negotiate artist contracts, subject to director's approval
- Work with staff to schedule and arrange artist travel, shipping, and delivery and return of artworks
- Create budget for exhibition programming and participate in locating funding from individual donors and foundations

- Work with artist to select works for each exhibition
- Work with artist to determine exhibition layout, signage, etc
- Work with staff and/or artist to install and light show
- Write didactics, wall labels and any other exhibition literature
- Oversee one catalogue per year (if sponsorship available)
- Attend 'First Fridays' openings and give remarks/introduce artists
- Give Curatorial talks for approximately 3-4 shows per year
- Facilitate sales when appropriate

- Coordinate with and advise Director on securing exhibition sponsorships, meet with donors as needed, help prepare information for potential sponsors
- Advise the director about relevant grants and deadlines, produce sections of grant applications pertinent to exhibition programming and curator travel
- Participate in special events, including the triennial new art auction
- Plan and participate in Season Preview event (if scheduled)

- Suggest artists and themes for Artist Forum talks, work with staff and/or board on implementation
- Attend Board Meetings and/or Board Committee meetings on request to discuss upcoming shows, exhibition budgets, and so forth
- Generally liaise between artists and staff
- Serve on juries or panels if requested/as time allows

- Five+ years experience working in a museum and/or contemporary art space, or the equivalent in advanced postgraduate training.
- Direct responsibility in areas of curatorial management and gallery operations, including:
I. A history of curatorial achievement within the museum and/or contemporary gallery world that matches the schedule, sensibility and mission of SSG
II. Experience managing, collaborating with, and developing programs for the multiple stakeholders that make up a contemporary art gallery's community including donors, artists, volunteers, board members and local media
III. Experience creating and successfully managing exhibitions and budgets
- An MA (or higher degree) with a focus on art history or related area

Please send your application as a PDF attachment to: [email protected]
Please include the following in your application
1) A letter stating your interest in the position, your passion for the contemporary arts and any relevant experience or skills you could bring to the job (fundraising, management, etc.)
2) Résumé, detailing education, professional experience and accomplishments
3) List of at least three professional references we may contact

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Job: Assistant Curator, Art Gallery of Mississauga

Posted by Sofia Landström • Thursday, April 4. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Assistant Curator, Art Gallery of Mississauga
Deadline: April 15, 2013

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit, art gallery generously sponsored by the City of Mississauga, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, private citizens and its members. Visitors to the AGM enjoy a diverse programme of changing exhibitions, ranging from historic to cutting-edge contemporary art, photography, design, crafts and community friendly exhibitions. As a public gallery with a strong community connection, the AGM is interested in assisting visitors as they learn about art. The gallery therefore offers a wide range of tours, discussion, and workshops for adult learners, as well as innovative youth programmes for schools, universities and community groups.

The gallery is envisioned as a centre for community building which aims to energize the cultural producers of Mississauga and beyond. The AGM is committed to presenting stimulating exhibitions which are aesthetically strong and intellectually challenging alongside multi-platform ancillary events. A particular interest is in projects that engage our community and reflect our awareness of contemporary and relevant cultural topics and issues. Crossing of social boundaries in terms of artistic discipline is vital by linking elements, concepts and notions that are at the core of universal artistic expression, and traversing social and class lines in valuing multiple audiences is paramount to visual art experiences at the AGM.

Job Description

Terms: Part-time | (25 hours/week)
Start date: May 1, 2012
Language of work: English (bilingualism an asset)

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is a leading contemporary art space that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. The AGM serves communities in Mississauga, Oakville, Toronto as well as the Burlington region, and reaches both national and international audiences. The AGM is currently looking for an Assistant Curator to add to our dynamic curatorial team with a one year contract. Candidates of diverse background and aboriginal identity are encouraged to apply. The position is dependent upon the applicant working with the gallery to pursue a Canada Council Emerging Curatorial Grant for the year position. Candidates that are representative of the social fabric of Mississauga are encouraged to apply.

Nature and scope of position:
Reporting to the Director | Curator as well as working closely with the Engagement Officer and the Operations Manager - the Assistant Curator oversees the coordination of the Gallery’s curatorial program, education, and engagement coordination, collections management and conservation activities for the Galleries' permanent collection. S/he provides research, technical and administrative support for all exhibitions and manages, maintains, and provides access to the permanent collection. S/he will conduct tours, as well as facilitate the docent programmes and outreach platforms for each exhibition.

An ideal entry level position - the candidate should possess a strong interest in arts administration in a not for profit gallery dealing with contemporary art and community accessibility. The candidate must be friendly, have a sense of humour and enjoy working with people from all walks of life, as well as being open and fluid. Research and sharing of ideas is paramount in curatorial work – this multitasking position is based upon an articulate candidate’s ability and a keen interest in art history, contemporary art or art business. They should have the ability to problem solve, work independently, set priorities, perform as a leader and self starter as well as follow directions, seek and accept feedback. They need to have strong verbal and graphic communication skills and welcome the challenge of working in a fast paced open office that is an eclectic, team environment full of change and progress.

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is a 3,000 square foot institution with 14 – 18 exhibitions per year. Outreach and Programmes are a key component to community engagement, education and other inventive initiatives. The Board and Staff of the Art Gallery of Mississauga are pleased to announce that the AGM has retained Lord Cultural Resources to conduct a Facility Planning Study for the Gallery. This Study aims to address the AGM’s goal to “Grow space to accommodate the long term objectives of the Gallery.” The Art Gallery of Mississauga looks to the future as it celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2012. The AGM has brought art to the community and the community to art since 1987, and is therefore looking for a candidate who will contribute to this growth process and embody our philosophical mandate: Engage, Think, Inspire.

General responsibilities and functions:
The Assistant Curator will:
• work with the Director|Curator to plan, budget and execute in-house and traveling exhibitions;
• provide insightful research assistance to curatorial colleagues;
• develop and implement exhibition-related public programs;
• manage incoming and outgoing loans from artists, collectors, dealers, and institutions;
• oversee local, national and international transportation of artworks;
• coordinate insurance arrangements related to both the collection and temporary exhibitions;
• oversee the Galleries' collections management system;
• assist with acquisitions to the permanent collection, including donations, policy and admin.
• provide curators, scholars and researchers with access to information about the collection;
• participate in the development of new online initiatives for collections data;
• develop and maintain positive relationships with artists, collectors, donors, and other stakeholders.
• lead Tours for school groups, organizations
• extend the AGM into the communities of Mississauga and the GTA
• work on committees with support from the Director and Board.

The ideal candidate has:
• completed a Bachelors degree or a terminal Master's degree in Art History, Curatorial Studies, Museum Studies, Visual Arts, or a related discipline;
• a demonstrated interest in contemporary art, artists and have an interest in communicating issues related to a community practice
• a proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
• excellent interpersonal and independent analytical skills; critical thinking and conceptual interests.
• superior organizational skills, detail-oriented focus and the ability to manage multiple priorities;
• Strong database management skills, including a familiarity with computer MAC and PC standards, knowledge of ADOBE suite, Illustrator and Photoshop is essential. HTML and Wordpress an asset, social media knowledge savvy is paramount.
• The ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with other staff/colleagues at all levels of operation.
• Candidates of diverse backgrounds which are representative of Mississauga are encouraged to apply.

A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle is a significant asset.

Additional Info:
Accepting applications through April 15, 2013. Review of applications will begin immediately. This is a part-time one year renewable appointment with a 90 day trial period. Initial review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The start date for this position is May 1, 2013.
Mississauga and 905 based applicants are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
Please submit a CV and letter of intent titled as first and last name, attached as a single PDF or Word document by 5pm on April 15, 2013 BY EMAIL ONLY to the attention of Director/Curator to [email protected]
We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted. No telephone, email or walk-in inquiries please. All applications are considered confidential.

Contact Info:
Name: Attention of Director/Curator
Email: [email protected]
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